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Residents Reject Pre-Paid Water Meters in Harare

HARARE — Harare residents are mobilizing to reject a move by the Harare City Council to introduce pre-paid water meters saying this is a recipe for disaster that may see many succumbing to water-borne diseases as…

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News and Press Release
Source:
VOA
Posted:
30 Sep 2013

Zimbabwe

Zim hands out Zambian grain to stave off starvation

27 SEP 2013 00:00 FARAI SHOKO Zimbabwe's Agriculture Minister Joseph Made says the new administration has started handing out maize to those people who are vulnerable to starvation in the southern parts of the country. The Mail &…

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News and Press Release
Source:
Mail & Guardian
Posted:
27 Sep 2013

Zimbabwe

Matezva irrigation project to alleviate hunger

A 10-hectare Chiwara community scheme at Matezva looks set to transform the lives of 400 families in this drought-prone area, 65 km north east of Masvingo. The project will be commissioned before December, officials said. William Goza,…

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News and Press Release
Source:
The Zimbabwean
Posted:
25 Sep 2013

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Food Security Outlook Update September 2013

High prices impede poor household access to cereal KEY MESSAGES • Most poor households in cereal deficit areas have increased their reliance on market purchases for cereal, at the same that high prices are diminishing their purchasing power.…

Format:
Situation Report
Source:
FEWS NET
Posted:
25 Sep 2013
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Zimbabwe

Cloning food security in Zimbabwe

HARARE, 25 September 2013 (IRIN) - Cloning healthy sweet potato plants by means of tissue culture is helping to alleviate food insecurity in Zimbabwe, and while new production data is hard to come by, some studies…

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News and Press Release
Source:
TNH
Posted:
25 Sep 2013

Zimbabwe + 2 more

Zimbabwe Humanitarian Bulletin 01 July - 31 August 2013

A quarter of Zimbabwe’s rural population is expected to need food assistance in the lean season. Acute malnutrition in all provinces remains below the national threshold although routine screening should be availed more widely so treatment can…

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Situation Report
Source:
OCHA
Posted:
24 Sep 2013
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Zimbabwe

ZFU: Govt Should Help Struggling Smallholder Farmers

Taurai Shava GWERU — The leader of the oldest indigenous farmer organization in the country has lamented Zimbabwe’s declining status in the agriculture sector. Speaking in Gweru on Thursday during the official opening of the 73rd annual congress…

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News and Press Release
Source:
VOA
Posted:
20 Sep 2013

Zimbabwe

One meal a day: village head

Food shortages in Gwanda South have reached a critical level, with most families surviving on only one meal a day. Villagers from Sibambene, Thandanani, Asututukeni and Vulindlela under Chief Singobile Mabhena, told The Zimbabwean hunger was rife…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
The Zimbabwean
Posted:
19 Sep 2013

Zimbabwe

Climate-hit Zimbabwe farmers opt for traditional crop varieties

Author: Busani Bafana BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – There is always something to eat in Esinah Moyo's one hectare plot. In between rows of maize are indigenous beans which make a yummy soup. Groundnuts are intercropped with…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
AlertNet
Posted:
13 Sep 2013

Zimbabwe

ZPP Monthly Monitor (August 2013)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The month of August was packed with activities following the holding of the harmonised elections on July 31, 2013. During the month under review the country witnessed the announcement of the winners of the elections,…

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Situation Report
Source:
ZPP
Posted:
13 Sep 2013
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